Prasar Bharati

  • Government to ensure larger audience for AIR, DD June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will work to ensure that national broadcasters All India Radio and Doordarshan get larger audiences, specially in the border areas, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Interacting with women journalists at the Indian Women's Press Corps (IWPC), Javadekar said that the government is focusing...
  • The autonomy of Prasar Bharati is still a joke May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India's national broadcaster Doordarshan (DD) is in the news again for all the wrong reasons. The controversy over alleged editing of the BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview to DD has led to a huge controversy prompting the Prasar Bharati CEO Jawahar Sircar to issue a clarification...
  • I&B Ministry at an arm's length with Prasar Bharati, says Manish Tewari May 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The row over Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial Narendra Modi's interview with Doordarshan News has escalated. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Manish Tewari has hit back at the BJP and the national broadcaster saying that the ministry is at an arm's length with Prasar Bharati. "The...
  • Shadow of government leading to lack of credibility: Prasar Bharti CEO May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of a massive controversy over 'censoring' of Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's interview, Prasar Bharati's CEO Jawhar Sircar has distanced himself from the issue saying that Doordarshan lacks autonomy. He has claimed that a "shadow" still looms over government servants posted at...
  • No telecast of Sachin match on DD, Prasar Bharati asks amendments in rules November 15, 2013

    With Doordarshan missing out the telecast of cricket great Sachin Tendulkar's last two tests due to present rules of coverage, Prasar Bharati has written to the Information and Broadcasting Ministry seeking immediate amendment of these for the benefit of fans. In a communication to the ministry, Prasar Bharati has sought amendment...
  • Prasar Bharati CEO writes to Manish Tewari, accuses I&B Ministry of interference September 30, 2013

    Accusing Information and Broadcasting Ministry of trying to micro-manage the affairs of public broadcaster Prasar Bharati, its CEO Jawhar Sircar has written a letter to Minister Manish Tewari complaining that he does not get enough cooperation. In his letter, Sircar also raised questions about the ministry's interference in the affairs of...
  • Doordarshan to telecast award winning indie films April 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Prasar Bharati, the statutory body to govern Doodarshan's broadcast policy, has agreed to telecast independent films after 10 PM. As per this decision, the films that have been already shown on the small screen will get Rs 15 lakh while the films that will be aired for the...
  • CWG: CBI likely to close case against BS Lalli June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The CBI is likely to file a report in a New Delhi court on Saturday seeking closure of the case of alleged fraud and criminal conspiracy against former Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli in awarding broadcast rights of the Commonwealth Games. Sources in the investigation agency say that they...
  • 14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati: Ambika Soni June 27, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: There are as many as 14,000 vacancies in Prasar Bharati, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. "Of these vacancies, 3,500 will be filled up this year," she told reporters. On the government framing guidelines for the online media, she said Human Resource Development, Communications and Information...
  • Digitalisation is the future: Prasar Bharati CEO June 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Terming digitalisation as the future in television viewing, Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar Tuesday said it would also help content providers understand which programme is a hit among the masses. "The entire world has embraced digitalisation. In India we earlier had 100 million internet users but it has now increased....
  • SC seeks CBI report on suspended Prasar Bharati CEO April 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Government to file the CBI report on the probe into alleged irregularities committed by suspended Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli in running the public broadcaster. A bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia sought the report within six weeks. It also asked...
  • SC asks Centre why it wants to remove Lalli February 14, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought from the Centre evidence on alleged irregularities committed by former Prasar Bharati CEO B S Lalli in running the public broadcaster on the basis of which he was suspended last December. A bench headed by Chief Justice S H Kapadia asked the government...
  • CWG scam: panel indicts ex-Prasar Bharati CEO January 31, 2011

    New Delhi; The Shunglu committee submitted its interim report on irregularities in awarding broadcasting rights during Commonwealth Games to the Prime Minister's Office on Monday. The report indicts B S Lalli, the former CEO of Prasar Bharti, who was forced to step down because of the scam. The first report submitted by...
  • President Patil signs orders, BS Lalli axed December 22, 2010

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil on Tuesday night signed the order the sacking of Prasar Bharti's controversial CEO B S Lalli, who is in the eye of a storm facing allegations of irregularities in the country's largest public broadcaster. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry had sought his suspension. It had earlier...
  • Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli suspended December 21, 2010

    New Delhi: President Pratibha Patil signed the order for suspension of Prasar Bharati CEO BS Lalli on Tuesday. The Information and Broadcasting Ministry had sought his suspension and had earlier sent a note to the Prime Minister's Office in which the additional solicitor general had recommended Lalli's suspension, saying his continued...
  • I&B ministry recommends Lalli's suspension December 20, 2010

    Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting ministry on Monday recommended suspension of corruption tainted Prasar Bharati chief BS Lalli to the PMO pending inquiry. The I&B ministry has recommended Lalli's suspension and sent the file to the Prime Minister's office. Lalli's suspension is pending inquiry and now requires the President's approval. President Patil...
  • CWG broadcast rights: Prasar Bharati chief contradicts CEO October 26, 2010

    New Delhi: There seems to be an open war within Prasar Bharati over the Commonwealth Games broadcasting rights. Prasar Bharati Chairperson Mrinal Pande says CEO BS Lalli kept her in the dark about the questionable broadcasting rights deal with SIS Live. "I was never informed and minutes of the meeting...
  • Prez okays bully broadcast ordinance February 3, 2007

    New Delhi: An ordinance announced by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting making it mandatory for private broadcasters to share live feed of sporting events of national importance with Prasar Bharati, has been promulgated by the President on Saturday. President A P J Abdul Kalam on Friday night promulgated the...
  • Nimbus gets marketing rights June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Nimbus has scored a major victory over its row with Doordarshan as the Delhi High Court has granted marketing rights of live telecast feed to Nimbus and has also decided the revenue model in its favour. Nimbus, which holds the rights for all cricket matches in India till 2010,...
  • 'Show ODI on DD with 7 min delay' June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has ruled that India-West Indies One-Dayers can be telecast on Doordarshan (DD) after a seven minute delay. This means that fans not having cable connection can watch the rest of the matches of the India-West Indies ODI series on their television sets but only after...
  • India-WI ODI on DD? Verdict today June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will try and settle the spat between Doordarshan (DD) and private broadcaster Nimbus on Tuesday over match telecast rights. Talks between the two failed on Monday. And Nimbus moved court challenging the Government's proposal that will make it compulsory for private broadcasters to share...
  • Nimbus humiliating country: Dasmunsi June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: The Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi has accused Nimbus of humiliating the country. "Terms and conditions set by Nimbus to resolve the deadlock humiliating to the country," Priyaranjan Dasmunsi said on Monday. "Board of Control for Cricket in India had no right to sell the terrestrial and radio...
  • Nimbus-Prasar Bharati talks fail June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: Nimbus and Prasar Bharati have failed to come to an agreement over the telecast of the ongoing India-West Indies ODI series. Earlier Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi had said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India had violated the down linking guidelines by selling terrestrial rights...